CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--aPriori, the leading provider of product cost management (PCM) software solutions announced today, the formation of a global strategic services partnership with QuEST Global Engineering (QuEST). As an aPriori Authorized Global Services Partner, QuEST will extend aPriori’s ability to provide its fast growing customer base with premium cost management consulting and services.
The competitive global economy has forced companies to look beyond offshore manufacturing and look at every link in the supply chain as well as every factor that contributes to the cost of manufacturing. Traditional manual costing solutions and spreadsheets are no longer agile enough to respond to the ever-changing global manufacturing environment. aPriori’s proprietary automated costing technology leverages 3D CAD geometry to drive a real-time cost simulation engine. aPriori’s Virtual Production Environments empower customers to quickly simulate regional manufacturing options, using different labor costs, machine types, routings and material cost data.
Robert Harvey, President – Global Sales, QuEST Global said, “To be competitive in today’s market, our customers’ are demanding fast and accurate cost consulting and services. Many of our customers have already standardized around aPriori. We are pleased that we can now expand our role to new accounts as well as to our mutual customers by leveraging aPriori’s leading PCM solution.”
“With deep experience in key manufacturing industries such as aerospace, automotive, power and gas, and a long history of globally delivering cost management consulting and services, QuEST is a welcome addition to the growing aPriori ecosystem of partners”, said Stephanie Feraday, President and CEO of aPriori. aPriori’s PCM solution is being successfully utilized in the world’s largest manufacturers such as Whirlpool, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Honeywell Aerospace and American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) to identify and eliminate cost drivers early and often throughout the design process.
About QuEST Global Engineering
QuEST Global is a pure play engineering solutions company with a proven track record of over 17 years that serves the product lifecycle needs of high technology companies with a 4200 strong global workforce. A pioneer in offshore product development engineering, QuEST Global is one of the largest engineering services providers that caters to diversified verticals. With its local-global model, QuEST Global combines physical proximity to the customer providing domain knowledge and ease of interaction, along with delivery from low cost locations that also provides easy resource ramp-up.
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aPriori software and services generate hard-dollar product cost savings for discrete manufacturing and product innovation companies. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in engineering, sourcing and manufacturing make more-informed decisions that drive costs out of products pre- and post-production. With aPriori, manufacturers launch products at cost targets, maximize savings in re-work projects and avoid overpaying for sourced parts. To learn more about aPriori and its product cost management solutions and services, visit www.apriori.com or call 1.978.371.2006. To see an overview demonstration of aPriori, click here.
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